NASHVILLE RECORDING ARTIST PETE MARTINEZ TO PERFORM AT NORMANDY
NASHVILLE, TENN. – Nashville recording artist Pete Martinez has been invited to perform at the 70th Anniversary of the World War II Normandy Invasion on June 6, 2014, in Normandy, France. Martinez has been invited to perform his new song “We Thank You” at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in front of several dignitaries, including President Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Prime Minister David Cameron from the United Kingdom and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.
Martinez, a native of Casper, Wyo., wrote “We Thank You” for The Greatest Generation Foundation (TGGF) and will donate a portion of the proceeds of the song to the nonprofit organization. Veterans from TGGF are expected to be in attendance in France.
“I’m truly honored to be invited to perform in Normandy in June,” Martinez said. “This performance will be a great way for me to show my utmost respect for those who fought for the freedom we enjoy in the United States.”
The D-Day 70 Memorial Wind Band is also scheduled to perform at the event under the leadership of Colonel Arnald D. Gabriel, conductor emeritus of the United States Air Force Band and member of the United States Army’s 29th infantry division that battled in Normandy 70 years ago.
Martinez, who performed at President George W. Bush’s inauguration in 2005, has appeared musically in the United States, South America and Europe.
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